Hungover? Again? We promise this hash recipe will help. It’s everything you hope for in a Reuben sandwich, just deconstructed in a skillet. Danielle Oron, author of Modern Israeli Cooking, suggests making homemade pastrami that’s just as good as the kind you find at New York City’s best Jewish delis. If not, just go buy it from the delicatessen down the street. In Oron’s reuben hash, the potatoes are creamy and soft in the middle with a nice crisp edge on the outside. The eggs are runny. The Swiss is melty. The pastrami is meaty. The sauerkraut is... well... kraut-y. It’s a fantastic combination. Eat it family-style for maximum sharing and good times.

Reuben Hash Skillet

  • Yields: 4 servings



  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Drop the potatoes in and cook until just fork tender, about 6 to 7 minutes. Drain and return the potatoes to the pot to dry out in the residual heat.

  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the potatoes, salt, paprika, and fresh black pepper to taste. Toss to coat the potatoes in the oil and spices. Let the potatoes cook, untouched, for at least 4 minutes. Toss and then continue cooking, undisturbed, for an additional 4 minutes. This will allow a crust to form on the potatoes.

  3. Once the potatoes are crispy, add in the pastrami and sauerkraut. Toss to mix with the potatoes. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over top.

  4. Make pockets in the potatoes for the eggs to sit in and crack the eggs into the pockets.

  5. Immediately cover and allow to cook for 2 to 2 ½ minutes until the whites are just set and the yolks are still runny.

  6. Season with salt and fresh pepper.

Excerpted from Modern Israeli Cooking: 100 New Recipes for Traditional Classics by Danielle Oron. Published by Page Street Publishing Company. All rights reserved.